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Who is David Odaibo? Tech expert dies in sleep after $125 Million contract win

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David Gbodi Odaibo dies at age 42.

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A Nigerian tech expert identified as David Gbodi Odaibo has reportedly died in his sleep after winning a $125 million U.S government contract. His brother reported on LinkedIn.

David Odaibo death comes 7 days after winning the ‘hard-to get’ U.S government contract. 

Mr. Stephen Odaibo, CEO of Retina-AI Health Incorporation, described his brother’s death in a LinkedIn post.

“My brother, David Gbodi Odaibo, passed away yesterday. My heart is broken. He had a cardiac arrhythmia/heart attack in his sleep. He was fully vaccinated and did not have covid. He and I were so close. He was only 42.” He said.

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Stephen said his brother wrote an algorithm for automatically detecting threats at Airports, which won a $125 Million contract from the Department of Homeland security about 1 wk ago.

“His code beat out companies backed by Billions of dollars. ” He said.

Tech expert David Gbodi Odaibo Cause of Death

David Odaibo had a cardiac arrhythmia/heart attack in his sleep, His brother said.

Stephen added that his brother “was fully vaccinated and did not have covid.”

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Several individuals have commented on social media that the death of the 42-year-old Tech expert should be investigated.

David Gbodi Odaibo had a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and was a Kaggle Grandmaster, the highest attainable skill level in practical Machine Learning.

Stephen said: “Though there may be sorrow in the night, joy comes in the morning. I’m comforted that David is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

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